In 2006, Dr. Prabhavathi Fernandes founded Cempra Inc., a clinical-stage pharmaceutical company focused on developing antibacterials to meet the increasing need for new treatments targeting drug-resistant bacterial infections in hospitals and the community.Read More »
Sidney Evering has embraced his role as Parker Poe’s director of diversity with precision and dedication. His can-do attitude has bolstered the firm’s effort to make its diversity program a model for others. Parker Poe’s “Life in a Law Firm” project, piloted in the firm’s Columbia office and expanded to its Raleigh operation, provides an opportunity for minority law students to participate in mock job interviews, panel discussions and presentations.
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While the debate continues in many states over whether pro bono work should be mandated or voluntary, the North Carolina Bar Association encourages licensed attorneys to participate in a minimum of 50 hours of pro bono work each year, pursuant to Rule 6.1 in the North Carolina Rules of Professional Conduct.
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After years of argument, stump speeches and debate, Senate Bill 33—formally known as the Medical Liability Reforms but simply called “tort reform”—went into effect on October 1, 2011. It changed procedural rules and laws related to North Carolina’s medical malpractice law.
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A Supreme Court decision confirming that prescription drug-related crimes fall under the state’s Carolina Controlled Substances Act has sparked heated reaction from defense attorneys frustrated with the number of drug users convicted under a statute which was intended to punish large-scale drug traffickers.Read More »